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Research Associate II

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 04/03/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11654 Pay Rate: $36.00 - $50.00

Job Description

Our Client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions.  They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated Research Associate to support the centralized cell banking and distribution team for Research and Early Development. The focus will be to use a variety of culturing techniques to expand, bank, Quality Control, characterize and distribute advanced cellular models within Research.

  • The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in culturing a variety of cell lines and advanced cellular models, molecular, biochemical techniques and some automation experience.
  • The candidate will be expected to frequently interact and communicate with other groups as part of a diverse and multidisciplinary team.

Job Requirements

  • BS/MS or PhD in life sciences.
  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture (4+ years).
  • 2 years or more of hands-on experience with optimizing, scaling upĀ of cell lines, organoids and iPSCs.
  • 2 year automation experience.
  • In depth knowledge of cell lines and advance model QCs - karyotyping, tri-lineage differentiation, pluripotency testing, mycoplasma, authentication.
  • Adept with FACs, IF staining, RT-PCR, biochemical assays, DNA & RNA extraction.
  • Familiar with LIMS and proficient with database maintenance.
  • Clear oral communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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